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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 12 February 1926St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Date of Death 23 March 2016Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Birth NameJoseph Henry Garagiola
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Garagiola was born on February 12, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Joseph Henry Garagiola. He was an actor, known for The Match Game (1962), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Today (1952). He was married to Audi Dianne Ross. He died on March 23, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Spouse (1)

Audi Dianne Ross (5 November 1949 - 23 March 2016) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (11)

Grew up with Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra in the same neighborhood. Both were lifelong friends.
Recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award (presented to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball) in 1991.
Son, Joe Garagiola Jr., is the senior vice president of standards and on-field operations for Major League Baseball.
In 1951, led the National League in fielding percentage for catchers (.989).
Made major league debut on 26 May 1946.
Brother of Mickey Garagiola
Father of Joe Garagiola Jr., Steve Garagiola, and Gina Bridgeman.
Grandfather of Katie Garagiola, Megan Garagiola, and Ross Bridgeman.
(1946 - 1954) Plays baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cubs, Pirates and Giants.
Called color commentary for son's baseball team Arizona Diamondbacks.
Winner of the 2014 Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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